Neil Lennon admits Hibs defender Efe Ambrose could be in trouble
Last Updated: 12/07/17 7:03pm
Hibernian boss Neil Lennon has admitted Nigeria international Efe Ambrose is facing discilpinary action on his return to Easter Road.
The 28-year-old has missed all of Hibs' pre-season matches, including the 2-0 win over Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park and Lennon admitted he was unsure where he was.
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Lennon told the Edinburgh Evening News: "There's no sign of Efe - so he is in a bit of trouble. I can't get a hold of him at all.
"He was given a wee bit of time off, but I think he is pushing the boundaries at the minute. The sooner he is back, for his sake, the better. I expected him back a lot sooner than this and it will be getting discussed behind closed doors."
Lennon, meanwhile, is continuing to run the rule over Wales international Simon Church and former Arsenal and Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant.
He said: "Simon is a good player, with plenty of experience - but he is still only 28.
"We are assessing his condition and fitness levels and we'll see how he integrates with the squad. He has impressed us, but it's a little early to say for sure what will happen.
"Jermaine has impressed. I've been very pleased with him. Again, we'll have a discussion on him in the next couple of days."